What makes a tight-knit community? People. Our area is blessed with
people who care about family, friends, strangers, businesses, and beyond.
As we head into the season of giving--kicking off this weekend with Small
Business Saturday--strive to seek out meaningful gifts in our marvelous
Here's the perfect example: g. whillikers Toys & Books,
which has been a Warrenton go-to destination for more than a
generation! It has withstood the test of time not only because
it gives back to the community, but it provides what big-box
stores or online shopping experiences can't--playtime! Yes,
everyone--children and adults alike--deserves time to
play, and once you step inside, it's hard to resist checking
out every nook and cranny.
Owner Anne Barnes points out that not only are customers encouraged to
play, they can rest assured that many of the items in the shop are approved
by The Good Toy Group, an organization that tests and promotes creative,
culturally sensitive, quality playthings. You may even have recently received
g. whillikers' catalogue promoting some of their favorites. Don't miss
their Thanksgiving weekend special--25% off all of their Melissa & Doug
products, including puzzles, arts and crafts, plush toys, and educational
toys. To learn more, call (540) 347-7563.
Earth, Glaze & Fire has been an Old Town
mainstay for more than a decade, offering an
enormous range of paint-your-own pottery options.
Owners Danielle and Nadia Schwarz point out
that individuals or groups of fewer than six people
can walk in and start a project--it can be a gift
to yourself or someone else. Reservations are
needed for six or more people, and they also gladly
host private events--birthday parties, teambuilding events, and more. The
large, bright studio i s a welcoming location for any event!
Parents, keep the shop in mind during the winter break. If you're looking
for a unique activity for your kids, check in with Danielle and Nadia, who
are planning some fun themed workshops between Christmas and New
Year's. And should school closures due to snow be in our future, call the
shop--if they're open and you can get there, stop by for a great post snow
angel-making activity! To learn more, call (540) 878-5701.
Online at www.discoverypubs.com
PERMIT NO. 724
TREASURE OUR COMMUNITY
~ Nancy Griffi n-Bonnaire
EARTH, GLAZE & FIRE
Quality Service Selection
524 Fletcher Drive · Warrenton · 540.341.8840
More Than A Jewelry Store
Put the finishing
The best gifts under
the tree come from
G. WHILLIKERS TOYS & BOOKS
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